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They called it the Minnesota Miracle. Rising discontent with soaring property taxes fueled a revolution in school funding, which had been relying solely on local property taxes, creating vast … more
Two stories in this week’s paper may appear separate, but they both reflect an awakening by native people across North America to the threats posed by the increasing industrialization of once … more
David Dill created a legacy as one of northern Minnesota’s staunchest supporters. His death after a courageous battle against cancer leaves a big gap that will be a challenge to fill. Although … more
Cook is contemplating restoring a local police force, following the lead by other cities that cut their police but revived them after increases in Local Government Aid. But before the city commits … more
This week’s announcement that the Lake Vermilion Sportsmen’s Club will be receiving almost $286,000 through 2016 from St. Louis County to increase boat inspections on the county’s most … more
Greenwood Township residents are rightfully upset by a town board majority that seems to make up new rules as it goes along. That was the case last week when the town board voted 3-2 at the end of … more
It’s easy in small towns to view arts and cultural events as luxuries. But as a growing number of small communities in the U.S. have discovered, the arts can be a key element in community and … more
REGIONAL—A St. Paul organization, known as Water Legacy, has quietly assembled a devastating indictment of the state of Minnesota and its unwillingness to regulate the taconite mining industry, for … more
In recent weeks, we’ve reported on some of the on-the-ground impacts of a change in state law and Department of Natural Resources policies that requires foresters and other state land managers to … more
Minnesota’s struggling nursing homes gained some breathing room with the passage of legislation that bases Minnesota’s Medicaid payments on facilities’ actual operating costs. It not only … more
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